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nasimson
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nasimson,
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9/30/2015 | 12:08:47 AM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
@SaneIT:

> No matter where I go with it people are surprised by it and I get a lot of "I want one now" responses to it.

What you've shared has gotten SURFACE on my "to-try" list. Not to my "to-buy" list yet. In my circle everyone uses iOS or Android. But I've a cousin in Microsoft to whom I'm going to ask for a experience.
nasimson
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nasimson,
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9/29/2015 | 11:58:35 PM
a USB or memory card? No way!
iPAD will never have a USB or memory card. So you always remain in a walled garden called iTUNES. Good for user experience but BAD in those situations where you need to quickly transfer files from one machine to the other!
SaneIT
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9/21/2015 | 8:21:12 AM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
My Surface Pro 3 boots in under a minute from a cold start and wake up time is in seconds so really it's not all that different from the iPad.  A cold boot of an iPad still takes some time even if people rarely restart them.  I'm not a diehard Microsoft fan but I do have to say that the Surface is something that they are getting very right.   No matter where I go with it people are surprised by it and I get a lot of "I want one now" responses to it.
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9/21/2015 | 8:15:29 AM
Re: Not quite....
Not, yet but I see OSX and iOS merging eventually.  At that point the iPad will run the same OS that the MacBook runs.  This leads to the death of the MacBook Air but I think Apple is already planning its death anyway.
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jagibbons,
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9/19/2015 | 3:30:15 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
I am in the minority regarding Win 8.1 Pro. Is it perfect? No. Aside from the Metro apps, it is a solid OS with far better performance than any of its predecessors. 10 still has a few issues, but has resolved the split-personality issues of Windows 8.1 Pro.
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9/19/2015 | 1:22:34 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
I can't really write anything positive about Win 8.x!!! It does get to the log on screen fairly quickly but it is the experience you have after logging in that makes me ill. With Microsoft, when you first get a device whether it is a laptop or desktop, the boot up times are usually pretty fast. However after the almost weekly updates to the o/s, after a while the boot up time slows dramatically.

Only worked with Win 10 for a week now but i find it to be much better experience wise than 8. But it is slower (or maybe i need more power and memory).
tjgkg
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tjgkg,
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9/19/2015 | 1:18:12 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
I guess Apple is tyring to make the iPad family "instant on" which is why they keep iOS. But i just don't know enough about OSX to know if it would run at an acceptable performance level on an iPad Pro given the processor and memory on board.
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jagibbons,
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9/19/2015 | 1:03:15 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
If you are running Win 8.1 Pro or 10, the startup time is very fast. Not quite as fast as the iPad, but quite remarkable for a full-featured notebook.
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9/19/2015 | 1:01:49 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
Quite frankly, I'm surprised the iPad "Pro" isn't an OSX device. Running iOS is the biggest limitation.
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tjgkg,
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9/19/2015 | 12:48:28 PM
Re: Did it hit the sweet spot?
The Surface comes close to those who wish to have a tablet-like device with them. But the difference is the operating system and all that comes with running one. The iPad is a simple device that really can be a pain to work with if you want to use it for business tasks. Maybe Apple is heading towards an iPad device that will run on OSX as sugggested by another poster. But until that happens, the iPad functionality will not approach what you can do with a laptop running a full os.
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